What if I fail in 1 Subject in CA Foundation?
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts CA exams every year. To become a Chartered Accountant, candidates are required to qualify the three levels of CA exams: CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final.
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Since CA exams are considered to be among the toughest exams, what if a candidate fails in any subject in CA Foundation? This question is very often in the back of a student’s mind appearing in the exam.
In this article, Careers360 brings answers to this question asked by CA foundation candidates i.e. what if I fail in 1 subject in CA Foundation? Will I be considered qualified? Do I need to reappear in all subjects again? If yes then when can I reappear? Find out the answers right here in this article.
Let us look at some of the basic questions asked by students who fail to secure passing marks in 1 subject in the CA Foundation exam.
Will I be considered qualified even if I fail in one subject in the CA Foundation exam?
To qualify the CA Foundation exam, you need to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each subject and an aggregate of 50% marks.
Hence, if you fail in one subject, you will not be considered as a qualified candidate.
Can I reappear in the CA Foundation exam even after failing in one subject?
Yes, you can reappear in the CA Foundation exam till the time your registration period is valid. ICAI does not post any restrictions on the number of attempts that a candidate can appear in.
However, candidates must keep in mind that the registrations of CA Foundation are valid for three years in which each candidate is appear for maximum six attempts. Post these 6 attempts, candidates have to re-register themselves to appear in CA Foundation exam.
Can I reappear in the subject in which I have failed? Or do I need to appear in all subjects?
To qualify in the CA foundation exam, you have to pass all the papers with the requisite marks in one sitting. So you need to appear in all the papers in the next attempt, even if you fail in one paper.
Also note that no exemptions are granted to candidates securing more than 60% marks.
When can I reappear in the CA Foundation exam?
After registration you will have a total of 6 attempts. To make it more understandable, suppose you have appeared in the CA Foundation 2021 June session and could not qualify. Then in such a case you can either appear in the following December session exam or in any of the upcoming sessions till your CA Foundation registration is valid.
Points to remember -
You can reappear in CA Foundation exam till your registration is valid
You will not be allowed to register for CA intermediate exams unless you clear all the subjects with minimum passing marks
CA Foundation 2021: Passing Criteria
ICAI has pre-fixed minimum passing criteria for the CA Foundation subjects. All candidates must pass the CA Foundation exam with minimum 40% marks in each subject and an aggregate of 50% in total.
Sectional passing criteria
Overall passing criteria
Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
Paper 2 - Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
Paper 3 - Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
Also note that in order to qualify for the second level i.e. CA Intermediate exam, it is required for candidates to clear all four subjects of CA Foundation with minimum passing marks.
Preparation tips for CA Foundation Exam
Since you will be reappearing in the CA Foundation exam, some the basic preparation tips to keep in mind are-
Understand the CA Foundation Exam Pattern clearly
Details related to the mode of exam, number of questions asked, marking scheme and related details are mentioned under the exam pattern. ICAI officially defines the paper pattern and the CA Foundation result is released according to the marking scheme defined in the paper pattern.
CA Foundation Subjects
Type of questions
Make Sticky Notes/ Flash Cards
If you are finding any topic difficult to understand and learn, try to make use of colorful sticky notes or flashcards. Using these tools is an effective way of organizing the workflow and also helpful in remembering topics. Flash cards and sticky notes are strategic ways of recalling things/ topics during study times.
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Practice Mock Tests/ Sample Papers
Mock tests and sample papers can add teeth to your exam preparation. For example, you can improve accuracy as well as improve your average question solving time by practicing mock tests and sample papers.
CA Foundation Parting Tip
Above all, do not lose hope even if you have failed in any one subject of the CA Foundation exam. With the right preparation strategy and time management you can definitely achieve success.
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Questions related to CA Foundation Exam
I USED NON HB PENCIL TO FILL CIRCLES ON OMR SHEET IN CA FOUNDATION EXAM , WILL MY OMR SHEET CHECK ??
Dont worry, if you have used NON-HB Pencil to fill circles on OMR sheet, OMR will be checked. Proper imprint is needed for the checking. So hopefully problem will not occur. Make sure from next time use pen or HB pencil and make the impressions or imprint more prominently.
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CAn i still apply for CA fondation course exams to be held on November 2022
Hope you are doing well.
Students after registration to the course are required to complete a minimum of 4 months study period from the date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination.
Therefore, the last date for CA Foundation registration is: 1st July 2022 for appearing in Nov 2022 Examination .
As the registration date is already over, you cannot apply for the CA exam which will be held in November 2022.
can i register now for Ca foundation November
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has OPENED the registration for CA Foundation 2022 November session in online mode. ICAI allows the candidates to register through their official website at icai.org. The last date for CA Foundation November/December 2022 exam is July 1. The last date was 1st July so now you will not be able to fill out the form. As the last date is passed there is no way to fill out the application form now. There are no age limit restrictions for candidates for registering in the CA Foundation exam. so you can try next year again.
Is BBOSE is valid for CA foundation exam
I hope you are doing well.
The first level exam for chartered accountancy in India is called the CPT, or common proficiency test. You only need to finish two years of higher education, including any diploma courses taken after the tenth grade from a board recognised by the federal or state governments, to be qualified for the CPT exam. If you are in your first year of an online graduating course or have previously received your diploma, you are also eligible.
A board recognised by the government is called the Bihar Board of Open Schooling Examination (BBOSE). Therefore, the CPT examination will be available to all BBOSE students.
I hope this helps.